Pomegranate spraying for mid-Atlantic?


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Hi all. This year after 8 years in ground for Lyubimi and about 6 years for Suhr Anor I’m getting a little production off of these two (maybe 10-15 fruit for Lyubimi and 4-6 for Suhr anor). However about half of the fruit exhibits this sort of rot at the crown shown in pics below. Unfortunately I did not pick off the lone 2 that were like this before the storm we just had and now about 50% have this. Any thoughts on what this is or what to spray with/when for future crops? Not too much info online.
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FYI Russian from EL which I suspect is Salavatski has not done as well in my trials as these 2, not as hardy nor productive. Al sirin nor didnt make it past one or two winters. Kazake did well hardy wise but I took it out before it could fruit. These two and Entekhabi Saveh are probably my mid-Atlantic winners if I can come up with a spray. This rot thing doesn’t let enough of them ripen. Last year those that had the crown rot finally had the rot spread down the fruit with about 4 weeks left to go to ripen. Very slowly progressing rot, spans about 2 months or so before it finally trashes the fruit.